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East Lyme Public Library: Academy Award Nom. Film

Five Broken Cameras

Five Broken Cameras

Monday, May 22 at 6:00 pm

East Lyme Public Library
39 Society Road, Niantic CT

A documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidii. It is a first-hand account of protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village affected by the Israel West Bank barrier. The documentary was shot almost entirely by the Palestinian farmer who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. Structured around the destruction of Burnat’s cameras, it follows one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil. The film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award, and was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award.

The film offers a human face to the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. We hope to educate and inspire dialogue by offering a different perspective not often seen or discussed in our area. We hope to raise questions, challenge some common myths and jumpstart candid discussion about the complexities of working for peace and justice in the Middle East and in our own country as well.

Refreshments and discussion to follow in Lobby

Discussion Moderators:
David Good, Reverend Emeritus First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Mary Tomassetti, Executive Director Tree of Life Educational Fund
Shelly Altman, Chair of Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven

Directions to Library:
From the south, Exit 73 off I-95 left at end of exit onto Society Rd proceed on Society Rd 0.6 miles to Library/Senior Center on left next to Lillie Hayes Elementary School.
From the north, Exit 74 (Rt 161 Flanders Rd south 1 mile (past Industrial Park Rd) R onto Society Rd 0.3 miles to library.

For info call: Mary Tomassetti (860) 391-5384

Film screening sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven and Tree of Life Educational Fund